Pupils are as safe as houses

Build­ing site warn­ings

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

A Cam­bus­lang pri­mary school got a les­son in Health and Safety at a con­struc­tion site thanks to a com­pany build­ing new homes in the area.

As work be­gins on the con­struc­tion on the new homes in phase two at New­ton Farm, Tay­lor Wim­pey West Scot­land gave the chil­dren of nearby St Charles Pri­mary School some re­minders about health and safety.

The com­pany are keen to pro­mote the dan­gers as­so­ci­ated with play­ing near any con­struc­tion site, and raise aware­ness of the need for young­sters to be ex­tra vig­i­lant as con­struc­tion of 122 new homes at New­ton Farm, off Red Deer Road, Cam­bus­lang, gets un­der­way and adds to the ex­ist­ing con­struc­tion ac­tiv­ity to com­plete the pre­vi­ous phase.

Mar­garet Har­ris, Head Teacher of St Charles Pri­mary School, was pleased the com­pany came to talk to her pupils.

She said: “I was de­lighted to wel­come Tay­lor Wim­pey into our school to high­light the dan­gers as­so­ci­ated with chil­dren play­ing near any con­struc­tion site.

“Given that their devel­op­ment of new homes is very close to our school, and we will have a sig­nif­i­cant amount of con­struc­tion work in the lo­cal area for some time, this proac­tive en­gage­ment with our chil­dren is very im­por­tant.

“It’s great that Tay­lor Wim­pey un­der­stands the im­por­tance of the safety of our chil­dren and has cre­ated such an in­ter­ac­tive and proac­tive ap­proach to ap­peal to our pupils.”

The com­pany feels that be­ing proac­tive with lo­cal schools has proven an ef­fec­tive de­ter­rent in the past.

Brian Hen­der­son, Pro­duc­tion Manager for Tay­lor Wim­pey West Scot­land ex­plained: “Health and safety in and around our con­struc­tion ar­eas is of vi­tal im­por­tance to Tay­lor Wim­pey, and tak­ing this type of proac­tive ap­proach with lo­cal schools al­lows us to re­in­force just how im­por­tant it is for chil­dren to stay away from build­ing sites.

“Our les­son plan de­liv­ered by our health and safety con­sul­tants al­lows us to pro­mote a very im­por­tant mes­sage in a fun and in­ter­ac­tive way.

“Hav­ing the chance to chat to the chil­dren in school serves as the per­fect re­minder for the chil­dren that build­ing sites are not play­grounds!”

For more in­for­ma­tion on new homes at New­ton Farm in Cam­bus­lang, in­clud­ing the lat­est new phase to open visit www. tay­lor­wim­pey. co. uk/ new­ton­farm.

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